Site Status

A small grass covered hill that forms one end of a short ridge. owner Mr.Telford, Fawdon farm, Powburn Northumberland NE66 4JD. Tel 01665578255 Ordnance Survey sheet 81, Landranger Series 1:50000 Alnwick & Rothbury

Location Info:

Grid Reference: NU 038 160

OS Map: Landranger 75

Wind

east to south southeast

Height

745ft amsl

Road Access

Take the A697 to Powburn. Immediately north of Hedgley service station take the left turn into the Breamish valley, go past the caravan site and on to the small hamlet of Branton. Bear right in Branton and after 300 yds continue straight on, signposted no through road, the hill is on the right. We have been asked by the owner to inform members that NO vehicles must travel across East Hill without exception.

Parking

Park by the gate to the meadow at the foot of the hill this is also the bottom landing field, and carry up. Continue up the road to the farm, bearing right at the first cottage, drive through the yard and around the back of the large sheds, turn right at top of the track through the gate, follow this track to the brow of the hill, parking on the right. When parking at the top park well back from the edge on the flat area (right side of the track) so your car cannot be seen from either side of the valley. As requested by Mr Telford, the farmer here. In wet conditions please consider parking at the bottom of the hill by the landing field, do not cause damage by driving vehicles over wet and boggy ground.

Take Off

the usual take off point involves a short walk along the ridge.

Landing

Bottom landing in the large meadow, or the field to it's right if in crop. Top landings, take care in strong winds not to be blown over the back.

Flying

Useful in a sea breeze, good training hill

Hazards

No known vices, but take care not to be blown over the back if low.

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